Muzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a MoldoveiMuzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a Moldovei, Chisinau

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Muzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a MoldoveiMuzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a Moldovei, housed in a former boys' gymnasium that was nearly destroyed in a 1977 earthquake, explores world history and the national heritage of the country. The museum holds both permanent and temporary exhibits. Explore fascinating collections ranging from ancient archeological items to more modern pieces, such as weapons and armor and collections of photographs. Of particular note is the 45 x 11 m (148 x 36 ft) canvas and diorama depicting the Iasi-Chisinau Operation, a battle fought in World War II between the German and Romanian forces and Russian forces. The museum offers guided tours in English for a small fee, and there is access to free WiFi in the building's courtyard. Arrange your visit to Muzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a MoldoveiMuzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a Moldovei and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chisinau using our Chisinau itinerary builder.
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  • Unexpectedly and quietly intrigued and I had a couple of hours spent on the main display. Interesting exhibits, not just historical Museum has a collection of artifacts (especially b.c. period). In the basement of the very the soul originating an exhibition relating to the dispossession, camps, hunger and war. Many documents-letters, certificates, protocols. Reading them unwillingly sink in those difficult times and perceive them as a page not textbooks, but in the mix with the fate of specific individuals. It's nice that the explanatory inscription to the exhibits is in Russian. However, on the official website of the Museum contains only Romanian and English. This does no credit to the Museum.
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  • As the title this is the first place where you need to be in order to find out history of Moldova and part of Romania as well. Happy to be there and find more about Moldova and Romania as well. Must s...  more »
  • There is not an awful lot to do in Chisinau so this is a good musuem to get a bit of history and understanding of the place. It is not huge but is pretty cheap and good value.  more »
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  • Visited this Museum twice in my life and still feel like want to go again. So many interesting and rare things to see here. Very large beautifully arranged rooms. This is a must visit place in Chisinau.
  • Some nice locations, but pure collection. The museum is ok for Moldova.
  • An absolutely fantastic museum, charting Moldova from pre-history to the present day. All exhibits are clearly and intelligently labelled in English. I would rate it as one of the best national museums in Europe, and you're likely to have it almost to yourself!
  • Great collection. Temporary exhibitions are held on the first floor. Entrance fee 10 MDL. Free WiFi. Guided tours in English 100 lei per person (5 persons minimum). Other languages are available.
  • Fantastic collections located into a single museum (Guns, Numismatic, Old books, Philately, and many more).